Michelle Jeanfreau, Ph.D., LMFT

Assistant Professor, Gulf Coast Campus

Research InterestsMarital infidelity, financial infidelity, couples relationships, premarital therapy.
OutreachCourt Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) trainer for Hancock County, Volunteer for South Mississippi Soccer Club
TeachingParentood, Contemporary Issues Affecting the Quality of Life, Child Development, Family Theories, Family Life Education
Publications

Jeanfreau, M. M., Jurich, A., Mong, M. D. (2014) An Examination of Potential Attractions of Women's Marital Infidelity. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 42, 14-28.

Jeanfreau, M. M., Jurich, A., Mong, M. D. (2014) Risk factors associated with women's infidelity. Contemporary Family Therapy. DOI 10.1007/s10591-014-9309-3

Under ReviewJeanfreau, M. M., Jurich, A., Herring, A. Permission giving and marital infidelity. American Journal of Sexuality Education, (Under review).
Grant Work

Jeanfreau, M. M. (2014) Faculty Development Grant ($300)

Jeanfreau, M. M. & Mong, M. (2012) Barriers to marital infidelity ($800)

Jeanfreau, M. M. (2009) Kansas State University. A qualitative study investigating the decision-making process of women's participation in marital infidelity. Principal Investigator ($500)

Professional Presentations

Jeanfreau, M. M. (August, 2013) Family Dinners, More than Just a Meal. University of Southern Mississippi Student Services.

Jeanfreau, M. M. (February, 2013) An Examination of Potential Attractions of Women’s Marital Infidelity. Mississippi Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Hattiesburg, MS.                                      

Jeanfreau, M. M. (May, 2004) Grandparents Raising GrandchildrenKansas State University, Manhattan, KS.                                                                                                            

Jeanfreau, M. M. (October, 2003)  Gender Issues in the Supervision Process Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.

Jeanfreau, M. M. (September, 2003) Adolescent Sexuality. Kansas Child Service League, Topeka, KS.

Jeanfreau, M. M. (June, 2003) Eating Disorders. Kansas Child Service League, Manhattan, KS.

Jeanfreau, M. M. (June, 2003) Treating Marital Infidelity in Couples Therapy. Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.

Selected ServiceDepartment of Child and Family Studies - Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Early Childhood Education Advisory Council (2014 – current)

Department of Child and Family Studies – Family Studies work group (2012 – current)

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Campus - ‘Wow’ Committee (2013 – current)

College of Education and Psychology – Award Committee (2011 – current)

College of Education and Psychology – Search Committee for office manager (2011)

Department of Child and Family Studies-Ad Hoc American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Accreditation Committee (2011)

Department of Child and Family Studies-Strategic Plan and Recruitment Committee (2008 – 2012)

Department of Child and Family Studies-Public Relations Committee (2008 – 2012)

Department of Child and Family Studies-Ad Hoc University Priorities Committee (2010)

The Butch Oustalet Distinguished Professorship Awards Committee (2009 and 2010)